Teachers in the Solomon Islands have been on strike this week, demanding that promised pay be forthcoming Despite agreeing to increase teachers' pay last year, the government failed to include the money needed in the budget. Parents and teachers say that allowances to schools are not paid promptly and that the government always seems to find money for politicians but never for public servants like teachers, doctors and nurses. Now the government is threatening the union with legal action. However the Solomon Islands National Teacher Association (SINTA) says that the government is simply using the law to icrease the injustice to teachers. Radio New Zealand quotes their spokesperson as follows:  “It is the government that is illegally dealing with this issue. It wants to use this trade dispute panel so that it can tell the world and the nation that the teachers strike is illegal, in actual fact it’s the dealing with the teachers that is illegal. Because they don’t respect what they have passed in February last year.”